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Helical staircase, Marennes


Helical staircase, Marennes
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Copyright: joel berthonneau (jlbrthnn) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 7303 W: 0 N: 22961] (76039)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-07-17
Categories: Architecture
Camera: Canon Powershot S3 IS
Exposure: f/2.7, 1/8 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Charente valley [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-08-21 3:37
Viewed: 2482
Points: 50
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
July 17th, 2009
Marennes 170219 17320
Charente-Maritime Poitou-Charentes
45.825 -1.109 16 m

Helical staircase, of the church Saint-Pierre-de salles.

Staircase.
Bell-tower.

This very beautiful staircase of 289 steps, leads to a platform to 55 m height, at the bottom of the octagonal gothic spire which culminates to 85 m, which makes of it the bell-tower highest of the department of the Charente-Maritime, which dominates the oyster basin of Marennes-Oléron.

the Church Saint-Pierre-de-Salles was founded at the beginning of the 11th century, as the deed of gift attests it made by the duke of Aquitaine Geoffroy Martel to the abbey Aux Dames of Saintes, in 1047. Rebuilt with 14th and 15th centuries. Classified with the historic buildings in 1840.
The church was rebuilt after the One hundred Year old War at the 14th 15th centuries. The wars of religion destroyed, except the bell-tower, again the church at the 16th century, which was rebuilt of 1600 to 1776.

Marennes is a french commune, located in the department of the Charente-Maritime of the Poitou-Charentes area, populated of 4685 Marennais in 1999, distributed out of 21 km², that is to say 227 hab./km².

the city extends on Right Bank from the estuary from Seudre.

In north, the commune is bordered by the commune of Hiers-Brouage, where the famous strengthened city of Brouage is located, place of birth of Samuel Champlain, 1570-1635, founder of Quebec in 1608.

Climate is of the oceanic type with a relatively high pluviometry in autumn and winter and soft winters. The winds coming from the ocean, the and the noroît it and the suroît, moderate the area.
The sunning of the Charente-native coast with 2250 hours per annum, is comparable with that which part of the Mediterranean coast knows.

My images of Marennes.

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Hello Joël,
An interesting and unusual composition of this spiral staircase, a masterpiece of stone masonry. I like the light and shadow contrasts and the detail you have been able to capture in the stonework. Thanks for sharing.

Bonjour Joël
C'est assez extraordinaire l'effet optique que celà donne. Un cliché original et des plus réussis.
Merci pour le partage et bonne journée.
Nicole

Hello
intresting view and amazing shot.

Bonjour Joël,

Voici un beau jeu d''ombres et de lumières, presque du monochrome et une forme qui nous entraîne vers le haut. Escalier escargot difficile à prendre en photo.Bravo!

brigitte

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  • Vasa Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2208 W: 0 N: 95] (515)
  • [2009-08-21 4:41]

L'elegance surprenante de ce point de vue. Tu as su la choisir, Joel. Bravo ami!

Branko

Bonjour Joël,

Les différents types de lignes géométriques sont des atouts à la composition. L'image est cl;aire et nette. La prise de vue permet de voir les détails de la structure de l'escalier. Bonne journée.

Pierre

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  • maria Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 214 W: 21 N: 487] (3288)
  • [2009-08-21 4:50]

Hi Joel,
Delightfully unsual way of presenting a spiral staircase.
Love it.
Regards,
Maria

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  • ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13262 W: 1022 N: 25802] (125431)
  • [2009-08-21 5:03]

Bonsoir Joël

A superb upward pov, on the twisting, convoluted staircase, with excellent sharpness & tight framing. The grafitti adds a human touch, to this apparently deserted locale. Bon weekend et amities!

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  • Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 12617 W: 0 N: 15607] (158678)
  • [2009-08-21 6:19]

Hello,

On dirait le corps d'une personne, quelle iamge, fantastique, leffet de mouvement, la maîtrise de lumière, fantastique, quel escalier.

bravoe t maitié

Nicou

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  • anew Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 229 W: 74 N: 95] (582)
  • [2009-08-21 7:44]

You have captured the artistry in photography with this picture.
You have a good eye for it.
Great Job Joel.
Anu

salut Joel,
graphisme intéressant sous cet angle, bonne lumière et netteté, bonne idée, le résultat est intéressant.

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  • belido Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5207 W: 315 N: 5056] (19934)
  • [2009-08-21 11:37]

Bonjour Joël,

très joli graphisme tu dans les présentez. J'aussi aime le jeu de lumière et d'ombre que forme de la droite pour la gauche. Beau registre!
Amitiés,
Carlos

Hi Joel,
a fantastic detail of this place with original composition, the light control is superb, I like the idea and the exciting realization, congratulations. Have a nice weekend!
George

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10701 W: 126 N: 19468] (102260)
  • [2009-08-21 12:55]

Salut Joel,une tres belle idee mais sourtout une realisation magnifique et de grande classe.Il y a un lumiere magique dans cette photo qui fait la difference.Mes compliments aussi pour la nettete' toujours pas facile dans situations comme ca.Bon fin de semaine,LUCIANO

I think this is another new venture from you. Looking at the underneath of the spiral staircase makes an interesting abstract image. I think I prefer the WS where it seems you used flash? The lines are made stronger by the hard shadows and the result is more graphic. Well done
Kath

Olá Joel
Que fotografia magnifica, com excelente nitidez e ponto de vista muito criativo. Um trabalho artistico muito criativo. Parabéns. Abraço, Consuelo

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  • dareco Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2139 W: 54 N: 1004] (17134)
  • [2009-08-21 20:49]

Very interesting lighting, shadows and textures. Artistic!!! Another informative note and nice workshop images. TFS

Ciao Joel,
eccezionale l'effetto ottico creato, bellissima la luce, un pov davvero molto ricercato.
complimenti
Giorgio

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  • Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9448 W: 268 N: 3085] (103038)
  • [2009-08-21 23:49]

Bonjour Joel,
amazing detail of architecture, unusual pattern, fine complementary WS also. Good informations. Well documental photojob.
Gr., Aleksander

bonjour joel

interessant travail sur es lignes , les formes et la lumiere, une photo un peu abstraite qui en dit long sur ta créativité.


didier

Bonjour Loel
Voilà un motif très photogénique.Une lumière qui renforce le contraste et mettant les marches en valeur.
bonne journée
Amicalement
gildas

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  • paura Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7885 W: 56 N: 6399] (45863)
  • [2009-08-22 4:12]

Joel,
O efeito gráfico aqui ficou uma beleza, resultado da excelente composição fotográfica quei você aplicou. Muito boa.

Abraço

Paulo

Bonjour Joël.
Une lumière très difficile à maîtriser ne t'a pas empêché d'obtenir une très belle photo. Le graphisme est bien mis en valeur par la composition. L'équilibre est ici un point fort de cette photo.
Amicalement
Jacques

Bonsoir Joel,

excellente prise de vue montrant ce détail architectural.J'aime beaucoup votre idée de réaliser cette image.Il faut avoir l'oeil pour ces situations.Merci pour lr partage.

Salutations amicales du Luxembourgh

Jean-Claude

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  • CLODO Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2608 W: 1278 N: 2882] (36907)
  • [2009-09-01 6:32]

Bonjour Joël
on dirait un film qui de déroule, l'effet dynamique est saisissant dû à la vue en diagonale du pilier et à l'éclairage. On oublie les grotesques inscriptions sur les murs. Bon coup d'oil photographique
CLODO

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